1. Mya Gets Real On 'Liberation'

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B vocalist Mya will return on Nov. 14 with her first album for Universal Motown, "Liberation." In addition to first single "Ayo" featuring DJ Kool, the set includes "I Got That" featuring the Ga R&B vocalist Mya will return on Nov. 14 with her first…

  2. Killers Concluding Fall Tour At Home

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in July, the Killers will kick off a fall North American tour with an Oct. 6-7 stand in Los Angeles. As tipped here in July, the Killers will kick off a fall North American tour with an Oct. 6-7 stand in Los Angeles. The three-week jaunt will conclude in the band's…

  3. Evanescence Unveils Fall Tour Plans

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence will begin a fall North American tour Oct. 5 in Toronto, two days after the release of its new Wind-Up album, "The Open Door." Evanescence will begin a fall North American tour Oct. 5 in Toronto, two days after the release of its new Wind-Up album , "The Open Door.…

  4. Alice In Chains Heading Back On The Road

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After testing the waters with a brief North American run and summer European festival dates, the surviving members of Alice In Chains will head back on the road for an extensive fall tour. After testing the waters with a brief North American run and summer European festival dates, the…

  5. Scissor Sisters Hit The Clubs For Fall Tour

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters will play a mix of clubs and theaters on their fall North American tour, which kicks off Sept. 23 with a previously announced appearanced at the V Festival in Baltimore. The Scissor Sisters will play a mix of clubs and theaters on their fall North American tour, which…

  6. Decemberists Kicking Off Fall Tour At Home

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Decemberists will kick off a North American tour with an Oct. 17-18 stand in the band's native Portland, Ore. The Decemberists will kick off a North American tour with an Oct. 17-18 stand in the band's native Portland, Ore. The month-long trek will wrap up on Nov. 18 in…

  7. KOOL KEITH, "The Return of Dr. Octagon"

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT When Kool Keith, once of the legendary Ultramagnetic MC's, emerged with his Dr. Octagon persona 10 years ago, it was literally unlike anything the hip-hop world had ever heard before. When Kool Keith, once of the legendary Ultramagnetic MC's, emerged with his Dr. Octagon persona 10…

  8. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, DMX/Keyshia Cole, Tom Snyder

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tom Petty has drafted the Strokes, John Mayer and Frank Black as support acts for the third leg of his North American tour. Tom Petty has drafted the Strokes, John Mayer and Frank Black as support acts for the third leg of his North American tour. The run begins with a Sept. 14-15 stand in…

  9. Kool & The Gang Co-Founder Charles Smith Dies

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57. Smith died in Maplewood, N.J., on Tuesday after a long illness, according…

  10. Peeping Tom

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton. Over the years the noise rock Renaissance man has built an avid cult following with such bands as Mr. Bungle a Don't be afraid of this Peeping Tom. It's just former Faith No More…

  11. Rakim Resurfaces, Common Drops 'People' At NYC Benefit

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rakim is preparing to release his third solo album, "The Seventh Seal," this summer, the rapper revealed last night (June 8) at fashion designer Mark Ecko's Save the Rhinos concert in New York's Centr Rakim is preparing to release his third solo album, "The Seventh…

  12. Tom, Dick & Harry

    May 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Patton's long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom hits stores this week via his own Ipecac label. Mike Patton's long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom hits stores this week via his own Ipecac label. The set was pieced together by swapping song files through the…

  13. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  14. DJ Spooky Revisits 'Fine' Reggae

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DJ Spooky raided the vaults of Trojan Records and came out on the other side with the double-disc set "In Fine Style: 50,000 Volts of Trojan Records." DJ Spooky raided the vaults of Trojan Records and came out on the other side with the double-disc set "In Fine Style: 50,000…

  15. Chart Beat

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J re-enters the Hot 100 at a stunning No. 4, plus news on Ashley Parker Angel, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles, Lifehouse, Daniel Powter and Kool & the Gang. WE NOW RETURN 'CONTROL' TO YOU: "Control Myself" (Def Jam) by LL Cool J featuring Jennifer Lopez…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Oasis' Liam Gallagher is charged in an Australian court after he allegedly headbutted a fan, breaking the fan's nose. Gallagher, the British group's lead singer, is charged with assault 2000 - Rapper Foxy Brown is treated for minor injuries following a…

  17. Patton Goes Pop With Peeping Tom

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mike Patton has completed work on his long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom, which will be released May 30 on his own Ipecac label. As tipped here last month, Mike Patton has completed work on his long-gestating self-titled album as Peeping Tom, which will be released May 30 on his…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With a total of six prizes, Son By Four are the big winners at the annual Premios Lo Nuestro Awards, held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Legendary Hammond B-3 organ player Jimmy Smith…

  19. Coachella Documentary Heads To 115 Theaters

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The documentary "Coachella," which chronicles the first six years of the beloved Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, will descend on 115 theaters in 55 U.S. markets on Jan. 24 via Big Screen C The documentary " Coachella ," which chronicles the first six years of…

  20. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previewing the third RCA album from New York rock act the Strokes, "First Impressions of Earth," released on an unsual Jan. 3 street date. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's "Plays Ennio Morricone" (Sony Classical). The soundtrack to the film "Grandma's Boy" (Epic),…

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